+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3821 Fax: (605) 343-7293 Office Address: + − Committees (3) SD - Education (Senate) Title: vice chair SD - State Affairs (Senate) Title: member SD - Transportation (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (3) SD - SB93 Impose a gross receipts tax on the rental of certain motorcycles in lieu of the excise tax on motor vehicles. SD - SB190 Clarify health coverage for applied behavior analysis, and to establish the Applied Behavior Analysis Provider Workgroup. SD - SB73 Improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. + − Cosponsored Bills (52) SD - HB1066 Clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. SD - HB1083 Require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. SD - HB1097 Provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. SD - HB1103 Revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. SD - HB1117 Provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1130 Prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. SD - HB1160 Require a defendant to undergo a mental examination prior to any sentence imposed after a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill. SD - HB1161 Limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. SD - HB1166 Prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. SD - HB1178 Provide for the creation of an entity for the purpose of insurance contracts in certain instances. SD - HB1212 Criminalize abuse of an unborn child. SD - HB1219 Permit entities to voluntarily disclose ownership on filings with the Office of the Secretary of State and to establish a fee therefor. SD - HJR1002 Making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. SD - HCR1007 Opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. SD - HC1015 Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. SD - HC1022 Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. SD - HC1035 Honoring Jessica Benson, an esteemed resident of Rapid City and a student at West Middle School, for achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service with a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. SD - SB70 Require that the mandatory reporter who witnessed the disclosure or evidence of child abuse or neglect be available to answer questions when the initial report is made. SD - SB71 Continue the Jolene's Law Task Force for an additional year, revise the membership of the task force, and to declare an emergency. SD - SB74 Restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. SD - SB77 Allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. SD - SB81 Require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. SD - SB82 Update outdated language related to domestic abuse. SD - SB89 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - SB100 Create a leased residential property classification. SD - SB101 Establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. SD - SB104 Revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. SD - SB105 Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. SD - SB128 Revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. SD - SB146 Authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB152 Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. SD - SB155 Establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. SD - SB169 Provide medical care for certain unborn children. SD - SB170 Increase legislator salary. SD - SB177 Establish a youth minimum wage. SD - SCR1 Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. SD - SCR3 Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. SD - SCR4 Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. SD - SCR5 Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. SD - SCR7 Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. SD - SCR8 Condemning the growing anti-Semitism in certain countries and extending an invitation to Jewish families from around the world to South Dakota. SD - SC1 Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-seventh anniversary on June 18, 19, and 20, 2015. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring Dr. Curtis R. Johnson as the 2014 USA Section President of the International College of Dentists, for his dedicated volunteer service, and for his devotion to the medical profession. SD - SC3 Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - SC5 Recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. SD - SC9 Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC10 Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. SD - SC11 Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. SD - SC15 Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. SD - SC17 Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. SD - SC21 Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. SD - SC26 Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools.